2011

MV reveal 675cc triple will spawn new 800

MV reveal 675cc triple will spawn new 800

MV Agusta chief executive Massimo Bordi has revealed that the new 675cc inline three-cylinder motor has been designed from the outset with an 800cc version in mind, with both an 800cc Brutale and...

FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

Ducati has officially confirmed to MCN internet rumours about a forthcoming Streetfigher Evo SP with the 1198cc, 170bhp engine from the 1198 superbike as nothing more than a fake. A screen grab of...

New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

The first Ducati motorcycle to be born from the link-up between the Italian bike firm and performance car manufacturer AMG is this Diavel to be launched at the Frankfurt car show this week. The two...

Lambretta returns! But it's made in Taiwan

Lambretta returns! But it's made in Taiwan

The new LN125 is the first scooter 'branded' Lambretta for decades. But while the name is synonymous with Italian style - and the new scoot is styled by an Italian - it's based on a Taiwanese-made Sym...

MV Agusta’s Triumph Street Triple killer spied

MV Agusta’s Triumph Street Triple killer spied

MV Agusta's all-new 675cc Brutale has been spied testing for the first time. The bike is a naked version of MV’s F3 675cc inline triple sportsbike, and will rival Triumph's big-selling Street Triple...

2012 Triumph Daytona 675 gets minor makeover

2012 Triumph Daytona 675 gets minor makeover

The new 2012 Triumph Daytona 675 has broken cover with just minor tweaks to take the bike through the final year before a complete overhaul in 2013. MCN has published a series of spy shots of a...

Ducati's 2012 superbike: the SuperQuadro or Panigale

Ducati's 2012 superbike: the SuperQuadro or Panigale

The real name of Ducati's 2012 superbike will be either 'SuperQuadro' or 'Panigale.' In a carbon copy of the leak of the Diavel's name last year, the contenders for the official title have been...

Ducati with an American touch

Ducati with an American touch

Here's a Ducati I designed with an American touch.

Moto Morini 9 1/2 Strada and Sport

Moto Morini 9 1/2 Strada and Sport

Here are my ideas for two new Moto Morini's The 9 1/2 Strada and Sport.

Ducati Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler

Here's a Ducati Scrambler I designed with the help of a friend.

Last of the Brit-built Broughs

Last of the Brit-built Broughs

This is the last British-built Brough Superior, and potentially the last example of what was once the most desirable marque in motorcycling. Produced by brothers Les and Dave Card, it was the final...

My Bimota "Mutòr" concept

My Bimota "Mutòr" concept

Here is a concept I design as a collaboration between Bimota and Moto Morini. It's called "Mutòr" (which means motorcycle in the dialect of Romagna). It wants to be the icon of Italian...

121mpg from Honda's new Vision 110 commuter

121mpg from Honda's new Vision 110 commuter

Honda's new Vision 110 scooter is the latest low-cost bike from the Japanese firm, with a phenomenally low RRP of £1800. Replacing the Lead 110, it's a 110cc fuel-injected, OHC, four-stroke single...

BRD hopes to top 100mph with electric supermoto

BRD hopes to top 100mph with electric supermoto

A new American bike manufacturer claims that their upcoming electric supermotard could reach a top speed of 100mph and be the ideal urban police bike of the future. The company called BRD is still...

Water-cooled BMW GS is new from the ground up

Water-cooled BMW GS is new from the ground up

This exclusive spy shot proves the next generation BMW R1200GS will be new from the ground-up, with an all-new water-cooled engine, revamped styling and major chassis changes. The photographs - taken...

2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter spied

2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter spied

This is the first picture of Ducati's eagerly-awaited new junior super naked - the 848 Streetfighter. Due to be publicly unveiled at the world-leading Milan Show in November, the new bike - spied here...

KTM RC8 now cheaper than TDM900

KTM RC8 now cheaper than TDM900

Fancy picking up a new KTM RC8 superbike for less than the price of a Yamaha TDM900 or Honda Crossrunner? If so, you'd better hurry - to clear out unsold RC8s, dealers have discounted the price to...

New 2012 Honda Fireblade pictures leaked

New 2012 Honda Fireblade pictures leaked

These are the first photos of Honda’s 2012 Fireblade. Besides the new angular styling, the bike has Big Piston Forks, new rear suspension, new clocks and lightweight wheels. Those hoping for a V4 will...

Kawasaki's supercharged ZZR1400 plans

Kawasaki's supercharged ZZR1400 plans

Kawasaki is working on a supercharged four-cylinder bike as a replacement for the mighty ZZR1400. A flurry of new patent documents from the company show enough detail to suggest the idea of...

Triumph's Adventurer nearing production

Triumph's Adventurer nearing production

The Triumph Adventurer 1200 is at the final prototype stage before testing and development phases are over and the bike goes to full production. When MCN reader Ian Scott snapped the new 1200...

Exclusive video: All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spotted

Exclusive video: All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spotted

The all-new, completely overhauled Triumph Daytona 675 has been spotted by MCN reader Bash Bailey, who filmed the bike undergoing testing on the roads near Triumph's Hinckley factory. The revamped 675...

KTM new models leak

KTM new models leak

KTM’s new models for the next three years have leaked after an American dealer managed to snatch a mobile phone picture from inside a presentation. The image shows plans through to 2014 with model...

Free test ride on the new Piaggio Yourban LT 300.

Free test ride on the new Piaggio Yourban LT 300.

Piaggio are offering free tests rides on the new MP3 LT at 40 locations across the UK. The MP3 which requires just a car licence to drive was designed with scooter-commuters in mind and has two front...

Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

Kawasaki is recalling all units of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R due to a potential problem with the machine’s wiring harness. All registered owners are currently being contacted to arrange repairs of both...

Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

British firm Ariel will return with a new road bike next year which will be built in Britain but use a Honda engine. Ariel's motorcycle-loving owner promises the bike will be "high-performance, fun to...

All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spotted near factory

All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spotted near factory

This is the all-new Triumph Daytona 675 which was spotted by an MCN reader testing on the roads near Triumph's Hinckley factory. The spy shots, taken on a mobile phone, show a comprehensively...

Bimota HDB-2 Sport Roadster

Bimota HDB-2 Sport Roadster

Thirty-five years later, the second model of the union between Bimota and Harley-Davidson. The HDB-2 with the V-Rod engine.

Ossa begin production of TR280i, the 'World's lightest Trial bike'

Ossa begin production of TR280i, the 'World's lightest Trial bike'

Spanish trial bike brand Ossa has begun production of its new 2011 'Worlds lightest Trial bike' the TR280i. The well renowned brand which re-entered the motorcycle world last year has made the...

KTM to make road racing debut

KTM to make road racing debut

KTM and MCN will be making road racing history at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough this weekend, as Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be competing in the historic 'Cock of the North' meeting on board...

Harley-Davidson Switchback new for 2012

Harley-Davidson Switchback new for 2012

Harley-Davidson has just released details of its 2012 model range, which includes the new £13,499 Dyna Switchback – a custom convertible with removable hard panniers and screen. The idea is to provide...

First ride: Vyrus Moto2 bike

First ride: Vyrus Moto2 bike

Vyrus are testing their new Moto2 bike at Misano, so Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has joined the Italian firm to ride the innovative bike on track. Here are his first impressions: 'This is one of...

All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spied

All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spied

This grainy picture is the first ever shot of the new Triumph Daytona 675. It was one of four pictures – including a much clearer side-on shot you can see in tomorrow’s MCN – taken by an MCN...

Rieju taking deposits on new “Duke Killer”

Rieju taking deposits on new “Duke Killer”

Catalan marque Rieju is taking deposits on a new, high spec. supermoto special, codenamed the "Duke Killer". Aimed at the same class of young riders as KTM’s recent 125 Duke (RRP £3495), the £3699...

Shock new Indians leak to MCN reader!

Shock new Indians leak to MCN reader!

Pictures of five new Indians and a production version of the radical Victory Core concept have leaked to MCN after a reader was unwittingly targeted by an online research firm. The six bikes -...

Taylor Mackenzie gets a KTM 125 Duke

Taylor Mackenzie gets a KTM 125 Duke

Current 125GP rising star Taylor Mackenzie took delivery of a brand new KTM 125 Duke at Donington Park yesterday (Wednesday), and was immediately out on track. Taylor only passed his CBT the previous...

MV Agusta F3 “Serie Oro” revealed

MV Agusta F3 “Serie Oro” revealed

MV Agusta’s top spec. “Serie Oro” edition of the upcoming F3 has been photographed for the first time. The exclusive special – rumoured to cost around £22,000 – will come with full Ohlins suspension,...